1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe
On display at 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe

In 1953 the Eldorado name was introduced to mark Cadillac’s golden anniversary.

It became their flagship car and was limited to an exclusive Sport Convertible Coupe that was nearly double the standard Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Compared to a standard Series 62, the Eldorado featured different bodypanels with a signature dip on the top of the doors.

The Eldorado which translated to “the gilded one” – was a fitting name, as the limited-edition Cadillac cost an astounding $7,750 which was nearly double that of any other Cadillac model.

It was Detroit’s most expensive car, but, it was also one of the finest American automobiles built in the 1950s.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atUSA
price $$ 7,750
predeccesor1952 Cadillac Roadster
succeccesor1954 Cadlliac Eldorado Convertible
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialCast Iron
fuel feedSynchromesh
displacement5424 cc / 331 in³
power156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 4150 rpm
specific output38.72 bhp per litre
body / frameSteel Body
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDrums w/Power Assist
rear brakesDrums w/Power Assist
f suspensionIndependent w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
transmission3-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic